How do you revise?

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Are you able to do more good quality revision with friends, or do you find working alone more effective?

Quiet room or music in the background?

Many people prefer different ways of revising.

Posted: 30-03-11 20:03 by Augusta

Hi. For me it depends what subject I'm revising. For example if im revising maths i like to revise with friends but if its a science then most probably alone. Also i heard that any lively music, like beethoven, will stimulate brain activity, so it will be easier for you to concentrate.

Overall for my subjects I find this way the most effective: firstly I start by doing a past paper becuase that way I know how much i already know/remember from class. The questions that i get wprong will be on the top of my revision list. After I have done the test I then make a table of all the topics (make sure that theres somewhere for you to tick the ones you have revised). Print it out and then start my revision.

I plan my revision in 30 minutes slots of which 5 mins is a break. That way my brain gets a rest as well.

After a week or so I do another past paper. This shows how much progress I have made and which are my weak points.

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I have invested in a mini whiteboard. Sometimes I'll use it to teach myself rather than sitting there and making notes. And if im really struggling to find any motivation to revise, I give my little sister a pen and paper and make her my student and tell her to make notes. :)

That's what I do.

Posted: 15-04-11 21:00 by iLoveMaths:D

I like revising in silence in my room with my door closed at my desk with no snacks or phone or anything :L

I always revise science by going through the revision guide and condensing the main points in bullet points on lined paper. Then I go through the notes I made and once again condense them, leaving out the parts I'm confident with and repeating this until I'm sure of the whole subject.

Kinda time consuming but it works :D

Posted: 02-05-11 11:18 by Polly Boyles

Most of the time I like to revise on my own but sometimes I like to revise with someone else. That way you can test each other on the work. I usually use cards which I memorise and mind maps. Plus essay plans.

Posted: 16-05-11 19:23 by Gemma

I use a website called Weebly as you make your own website on the subject you want to revise for as you can break it up to how you want and it's you own site.

Posted: 28-05-12 19:32 by Esme Simcox

I revise in my own kinaesthetic way by moving around whilst revising using revision cards and post it notes. Finding out what kind of learner you are (visual, kinaesthetic or auditory) is helpful to find the best way for you. Working with  a 'study buddy' is a good idea, but not with your best friends, as I have found them to be distracted easily, as we ended up playing monopoly with my brother rather than revising for our maths GCSE! Ah, well we all did ok, one my friends who came round got 100 UMS A*, I got and A and my other friend who came got a B!  

Posted: 28-05-12 19:44 by Reema

iLoveMaths:D wrote:

I have invested in a mini whiteboard. Sometimes I'll use it to teach myself rather than sitting there and making notes. And if im really struggling to find any motivation to revise, I give my little sister a pen and paper and make her my student and tell her to make notes. :)

That's what I do.

I do that with my brother! He has a whiteboard as well as I do so I teach him surds (he is in year 8) and absorb it all by teaching.

Posted: 28-05-12 19:47 by Reema

i listen to my notes that i have at first handwritten then typed

Posted: 29-05-12 08:26 by Tiffany

I go through my notes from class and then make them even more concentrated by writting out the key points. I rite it on to the sheets of lined A4 paper and if I can not fit a topic on one side then I have written too mcuh.:-)

Posted: 01-06-12 18:10 by Meg.an